“Road of death” : François Hollande confirms the schedule of the work

THE ROAD WORKS. In the course of its displacement, this, April 18, in the Saône-et-Loire, François Hollande is back on the future land use to two times two lanes of Route Centre Europe Atlantique (RCEA) recognized as one of the roads the deadliest in France. He confirmed that, for this stretch of the RN 79, the schedule of work from 2019 to 2021 would be required.
By the end of April 2017, the administrative aspect of the update, two times two lanes of Route Centre Europe Atlantique (RCEA) should be completed, confirmed, on April 18, 2017, François Hollande, during his trip to Montchanin (Saône-et-Loire). The RCEA is nicknamed “the road of death”. On the 92 miles that cross the Allier, there is, on the RN 79, 64 kilometres to put in 2×2 lanes.


“40% of vehicles using the bridge are trucks”


“The government had made a commitment to the acceleration of the work. Commitment is required for the doubling of the RCEA where the heavy-duty weigh for 40% of the traffic”, he said, emphasizing the willingness to take precedence over the security, recalling the serious accidents that have occurred on this road monotonous. As a reminder, in march 2016, an accident had killed 12 people.


“The declaration of public utility and the call for applications are the signature”, he confirmed. On this stretch, the schedule, announced for several months already, thus it should be held. However, the final choice of a dealer will be appointed in the next year, he reported, for the work to start from 2019 to 2021. “A service will be to the end of 2020”, he promised.


The tax heavy-weight commented by the head of State
Questioned also by the regional press on the tax heavy, the president of the Republic down his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy, by running : “It will be necessary to take up the idea, because those who have preceded us had not put in place the conditions of its application. It is for this reason that I decided to a specific tax on the diesel for the heavy weights.”

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